n.1.A sailor; a seaman.
1.A thick, black, viscous liquid obtained by the distillation of wood, coal, etc., and having a varied composition according to the temperature and material employed in obtaining it.
Coal tar
See in the Vocabulary.
Mineral tar
(Min.) a kind of soft native bitumen.
Tar board
a strong quality of millboard made from junk and old tarred rope.
Tar water
a - A cold infusion of tar in water, used as a medicine.
- Knight.
b - The ammoniacal water of gas works.
Wood tar
tar obtained from wood. It is usually obtained by the distillation of the wood of the pine, spruce, or fir, and is used in varnishes, cements, and to render ropes, oakum, etc., impervious to water.
v. t.1.To smear with tar, or as with tar; as, to tar ropes; to tar cloth.
[imp. & p. p. Tarred ; p. pr. & vb. n. Tarring.]
To tar and feather a person
See under Feather, v. t.
Noun1.tar - any of various dark heavy viscid substances obtained as a residue
Synonyms: pitch
2.Tartar - a man who serves as a sailor
Verb1.tar - coat with tar; "tar the roof"; "tar the roads"
(file format)tar - ("Tape ARchive", following ar) Unix's general purpose archive utility and the file format it uses. Tar was originally intended for use with magnetic tape but, though it has several command line options related to tape, it is now used more often for packaging files together on other media, e.g. for distribution via the Internet.

The resulting archive, a "tar file" (humourously, "tarball") is often compressed, using gzip or some other form of compression (see tar and feather).

There is a GNU version of tar called gnutar with several improvements over the standard versions.

Filename extension: .tar

MIME type: unregistered, but commonly application/x-tar

Unix manual page: tar(1).

Compare shar, zip.
Tape ARchiver (Unix) To see tar in your dream, forewarns of enemies conspiring against you and setting you up for your downfall. To see tar on your clothing and hands in your dream, signifies grief and sickness.AB, Amytal, Amytal pill, Ancient Mariner, Argonaut, Demerol, Dolophine, Dylan, Flying Dutchman, H, Luminal, Luminal pill, M, Mickey Finn, Nembutal, Nembutal pill, Neptune, OD, Poseidon, Seconal, Seconal pill, Tuinal, Tuinal pill, Varuna, able seaman, able-bodied seaman, alcohol, amobarbital sodium, analgesic, anodyne, asphalt, barb, barbiturate, barbiturate pill, bedaub, besmear, besmirch, black stuff, blacktop, blue, blue angel, blue devil, blue heaven, blue velvet, bluejacket, buccaneer, butter, calmative, carpet, causeway, cement, charcoal, chloral hydrate, coal, coat, cobblestone, codeine, codeine cough syrup, concrete, crow, dab, daub, deep-sea man, defile, depressant, depressor, discolor, dolly, downer, ebon, ebony, enamel, fair-weather sailor, fisherman, flag, floor, gild, gloss, goofball, hard stuff, hearty, heroin, hop, horse, hypnotic, ink, jack, jack afloat, jack-tar, jacky, jet, junk, knockout drops, lacquer, laudanum, lay on, limey, liquor, lobsterman, lotus, mariner, matelot, meperidine, metal, methadone, morphia, morphine, narcotic, navigator, night, opiate, opium, pacifier, pain killer, paregoric, pave, pebble, pen yan, phenobarbital, phenobarbital sodium, pirate, pitch, prime, privateer, purple heart, quietener, rainbow, raven, red, sailor, salt, scag, sea dog, sea rover, seafarer, seafaring man, seaman, secobarbital sodium, sedative, shipman, shit, slap on, slather, sleep-inducer, sleeper, sleeping draught, sleeping pill, sloe, smack, smear, smear on, smoke, smut, sodium thiopental, soil, somnifacient, soot, soother, soothing syrup, soporific, spread on, spread with, stain, sully, tarnish, tarpaulin, tranquilizer, turps, undercoat, viking, water dog, whaler, white stuff, windjammer, windsailor, yellow, yellow jacket
Translate Tar to Spanish, Translate Tar to German, Translate Tar to French
Tappet motion
Tappet rod
tappet wrench
Tappit hen
-- Tar --
tar and feather
Tar board
Tar Heel State
tar paper
tar pit
Tar water
tara vine
Tarabulus Al-Gharb
Tarabulus Ash-Sham
tarahumara frog
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